High-field MRI exposure linked to techs' depression March 11, 2013 -- VIENNA - As MRI continues to advance to greater magnet strengths to uncover mysteries in the body, researchers warned on Monday at ECR 2013 that constant exposure to high-field systems could lead to psychological problems such as clinical depression among MRI technologists.
Gymnasts' spines, footballers' ankles, and golfers' wrists take the strain March 11, 2013 -- VIENNA - The ultrademanding and highly competitive nature of modern professional sport was visible to all during Sunday's refresher course on overuse injuries at ECR 2013. An international group of radiologists discussed common injuries in professional athletes and what to look for when imaging these patients.
'Unfair' regulatory stance on radiotracers poses threat to PET's future March 11, 2013 -- VIENNA - Legal and regulatory issues surrounding the production and uses of radiotracers represent a significant threat to PET imaging, a senior luminary told ECR 2013 attendees at Sunday's professional challenges session on the legal matters related to multimodality techniques.
Apply Formula 1-type methods to smooth the way in urogenital emergencies March 11, 2013 -- VIENNA - There is no single gold standard for training medical teams, but it can pay off to adapt team-working principles from other high-reliability industries such as Formula 1 racing, and integrate them into crisis resource management training, according to a presentation by emergency room radiologists on Monday at ECR 2013.